Alabama Getaway-> Promised Land, They Love Each Other, Cassidy, Loser, It's All Over Now, Easy To Love You, Big Railroad Blues, Looks Like Rain, Don't Ease Me In-> The Music Never Stopped
Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, Feel Like A Stranger-> Terrapin Station-> Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> Black Peter-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Around & Around-> Johnny B. Goode, E: Brokedown Palace
April 21, 2018 Subject:
This matrix has the best of the SBD and AUDs, even though I first fell in love with this show with Steve Rolfe's AUD recording. This is a great show from a great tour, unfortunately overshadowed by Hartford and Nassau. As was often the case during late 79 and the early 80s on the east coast, the scene on the floor during the first set was a dangerous crush, and Bobby has to do the "step back". It's a rocknroll show throughout, with a lot of assertive howls and feedback, such as a great RR Blues, Going Down the Road, and JBG, but the real gems here are the Cassidy, Music, and the Scarlet Fire, where than band goes from conventional openings to pure liquid music. Listen to the way the sinewy floral patterns open up during the Music Never Stopped over layers of feedback, like a genie emerging from a bottle---yikes! Bobby weaves beautiful ribbons of sound around Jerry's notes. The spare and haunting climax of Cassidy. And then the transition out of Scarlet Begonias, where it sounds like Bobby is pulling back cosmic slingshot pockets and Jerry is shooting out fireballs. It's an extraordinary feeling of forward movement through space. The 3rd lead in Fire on the Mountain is one of the most bone chilling moments of crying feedback I have ever witnessed. Turn up the volume and check it out.
May 12, 2015 Subject:
Reviewer:Dave B 1986
February 19, 2014 Subject:
Agree - nice work
I agree, this matrix sounds great -clarity of instruments and energy from the crowd. Yup, the GDTRFB smokes, the playing jam is nice. Don't Ease can be a quick throwaway, but Jerry's leads are excellent here. Thanks.
February 18, 2014 Subject:
This matrix solves the issues of the board sounding flat and the aud having a little too much crowd. Combining the two really gives this show the justice it deserves.
A pretty damn good show all around highlighted by jerry taking the wah-wah train to mars at the end of the Fire and an absolutlely manic GDTRFB.